Our mission is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.
Since 1939, HRHA has provided shelter for qualified low-income families in the City of Hopewell. The authority receives annual funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer affordable housing to residents in its public housing and housing choice voucher programs. The agency currently has 360 public housing units in three communities and administers 503 section eight vouchers. It is governed by a seven member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Hopewell City Council.
HRHA was the first agency within the state of Virginia to be awarded Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) funding through HUD. The community formerly known as Langston Park has been redeveloped into a mixed income community now known as The Summit. The agency has recently closed on its second RAD project, Kippax Place. The authority is committed to pursuing residential and commercial redevelopment opportunities using available funding vehicles. It strives to be a community partner to the City of Hopewell, agencies and many nonprofits in the area to provide opportunities to better the lives of all persons meeting HUD’s low-income guidelines.
HRHA will offer its services to municipalities in addition to City of Hopewell. Services offered will be expected to include the following:
Organizational Development, especially for small to medium sized PHAs
Executive Team leadership and developmentExecutive Management processes and tools
Executive philosophy of management
Vision development and implementation
Program Management for the Affordable Housing sector
Housing Choice Programs
Customer Service Creed
HRHA aims to provide exceptional customer service both internally and externally. Our customer base includes employees, residents, applicants, stakeholders, and partners. Through responsible leadership, teamwork and collaboration we are a catalyst for positive change in the community.
We provide housing service for the continuum of housing needs.
Public Housing Residents, Housing Choice Voucher Participants, Housing Choice Voucher Landlords, Community Housing Partners, City of Hopewell Citizens:
Due to the current government shutdown, HRHA and other housing authorities are faced with unsure future funding. Currently, HRHA has sufficient funds to operate (public housing and housing choice voucher program) at its current level through the end of February. Although, HUD budgets operating funds for PHAs annually, those funds are released monthly.
HUD has stated its commitment to the vulnerable families that are housed by our programs and we believe they are working diligently to free up all available funding should the shutdown continue past February 28. HRHA is also reviewing options to re-allocate its current funds to maximize housing availability. Maintaining housing for our current tenants and participants is our first priority. We will provide updates on our website, www.hopewellrha.org, or you may contact the business office at 804-458-5160 should you have questions.
Steven A. Benham, Sr.
Hopewell Redevelopment & Housing Authority (HRHA) announces that on January 25, 2019, it will make available for Public Review a draft copy of its 2019 Annual Agency Plan per the guidelines of 24 CFR 903, a requirement of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998.
These documents will be available Monday thru Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm in the HRHA Administration Offices at 350 E. Poythress St., Hopewell, VA 23860 for a period of approximately 45 days.
The HRHA has scheduled a Public Hearing to be held February 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the HRHA Administrative Building, 350 East Poythress Street, Hopewell VA 23860. At this time, the HRHA will accept and consider any and all comments prior to finalization of the 2019 Annual Agency Plan for submission to HUD on or before March 11, 2019. Please deliver comments to the HRHA Administrative Building, 350 East Poythress Street, Hopewell VA 23860 to the attention of Madelyn Peay, Deputy Executive Director.
Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority will begin accepting online applications for One, Two, Three, and Four Bedroom Public Housing Units. The waiting list will be open on
February 1, 2019
Applications must be submitted online at:
Applicants who apply online or have already applied online for an HRHA waiting list may check the status of their application by going to www.waitlistcheck.com and logging in or by calling 1-833-387-6684. If you had applied by a paper application in the past, you may call the same number above to check the status of your application.
If you have any questions regarding this notice and/or you think you may need or want reasonable accommodation with the application process please contact our office by phone at
or in person at
350 East Poythress Street
Hopewell, VA 23860.
Hopewell Housing & Redevelopment
350 E Poythress St
Hopewell, VA 23860
Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority is an Equal Housing Opportunity provider